Tag: oil

Michael T. Klare: Energy Wars of Attrition

March 2016

The irony of oil abundance.

The Wealth of Nations

March 2016

Nigerian artist Victor Ehikhamenor fills oil drums with the trauma of national memory.

Andrew S. Lewis: Explorative Strategies

September 2015

Boundaries of Nature: What happens after we commodify the waves?

Michael T. Klare: Double-Dip Oil Rout

August 2015

Why an oil glut may lead to a new world of energy.

Avi Asher-Schapiro: Working in the Coal Mine

April 2015

In the 19th and 20th centuries, energy workers were at the forefront of progressive social reform. Is a similar union possible in the current age of fracking, oil sands, and climate change?

Michael T. Klare: Big Oil’s Broken Business Model

March 2015

The real story behind the oil price collapse.

Isaiah Thompson: Gov’t Data Sharpens Focus on Crude-Oil Train Routes

November 2014

A ProPublica analysis of federal government data adds new details to what’s known about the routes taken by trains carrying crude oil. Local governments are often unaware of the potential dangers they face.

Andrew J. Bacevich: Malarkey on the Potomac

November 2014

Five bedrock Washington assumptions that are hot air.

Laura Gottesdiener: A Trip to Kuwait (on the Prairie)

October 2014

Life inside the boom.

Michael Klare: Obama’s New Oil Wars

October 2014

Washington wields the oil weapon.

From Baghdad to the Bakken

October 2014

American Empires: Home from the oil wars abroad, US service members and military contractors are flocking to North Dakota’s emerging boomtowns.

Michael Klare: Oil Rush in America

September 2014

How a global warming president presides over a drill-baby-drill America.

Michael Schwartz: It’s the Oil, Stupid!

June 2014

Insurgency and war on a sea of oil.

Michael Klare: The Death of Peak Oil?

January 2014

Shale oil has changed the timeline, but we're still going to run out of oil. Here's why.

Jannis Brühl: Where Did Syria’s Chemical Weapons Come From?

September 2013

Retracing the steps of Syria's chemical arsenal.

Tom Engelhardt: Terracide and the Terrarists

May 2013

Destroying the planet for record profits.

Michael Klare: Entering a Resource-Shock World

April 2013

How resource scarcity and climate change could produce a global explosion.

Abrahm Lustgarten: Land Grab Cheats North Dakota Tribes Out of $1 Billion, Suits Allege

February 2013

A controversy implicates tribal politicians, Wall Street traders, and oil speculators.

Michael T. Klare: A Presidential Decision That Could Change the World

February 2013

The strategic importance of Keystone XL.

David Vine: Picking Up a $170 Billion Tab

December 2012

How U.S. taxpayers are paying the Pentagon to occupy the planet.

Robert Reich: Why BP Isn’t a Criminal

November 2012

A timely reminder of the consequences of treating corporations as people.

Michael T. Klare: The New “Golden Age of Oil” That Wasn’t

October 2012

Forecasts of oil abundance collide with planetary realities.

Greg Muttitt: Mission Accomplished for Big Oil?

August 2012

How an American disaster paved the way for Big Oil's rise—and possible fall—in Iraq.

Subhankar Banerjee: Walking the Waters

August 2012

"Extreme oil" and the destruction of our oceans

Closing the China Gap

August 2012

China’s voracious appetite for resources isn’t something to be feared—it should be emulated.

Michael T. Klare: Is Barack Obama Morphing Into Dick Cheney?

June 2012

President Obama's approach to energy policy is surprisingly close Dick Cheney's. What this tells us about America's new nationalism.

A Line in the Sand

May 2012

With foreign companies amassing higher stakes and a greater presence in the Iraqi oil business, Greg Muttitt traces the rise of Production Sharing
Agreements (PSAs) and its effects on Iraqi sovereignty.

Michael T. Klare: The Energy Wars Heat Up

May 2012

Six recent clashes and conflicts on a planet heading into energy overdrive.

Juan Cole: Why Washington’s Iran Policy Could Lead to Global Disaster

April 2012

The U.S. is pursuing serious multilateral sanctions against Iran, and this isn't the first time.

Michael Klare: A New Energy Third World in North America?

April 2012

How the big energy companies plan to turn the United States into a third-world petro-state.

Michael T. Klare: A Tough-Oil World

March 2012

Why 21st century oil will break the bank—and the planet.

Nick Turse: Obama’s Arc of Instability: Destabilizing the World One Region at a Time

September 2011
 A startling number of nations in the global south are now in turmoil, and in every single one of them—from Afghanistan and Algeria to Yemen and Zambia—Washington is militarily involved, overtly or covertly, in outright war or what passes for peace.

Watch: Chevron’s Amazon Crude mess on 60 Minutes

May 2009 When Texaco left Ecuador in 1992, it left one huge environmental mess. The result has been a suit by tens of thousands of Ecuadorians against Chevron, which bought Texaco, for $27 billion. This is the biggest environmental lawsuit in history.